Mumbai to the world at large is also referred to as Bombay & Bambai by the diverse inhabitants of India’s definitive melting pot. From the high-rises of Nariman Point to the cardboard and tin shacks of Dharavi, Mumbai contributes close to 40% of India's income tax. From a cluster of seven fishing villages in the 14th century, to a bustling trading port after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, to the commercial and entertainment hub of contemporary India, Mumbai is the country’s driving engine in more ways than one. The dream factory is home to Bollywood, thriving commerce industries, the moneyed swish set, and some of the country's best educational institutions. Mumbai is India’s undisputed Alpha City and it woes its visitors with its mad pace of life and palpable energy.
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When to visit:
The city has a tropical climate making the weather hot and humid most of the year. However by Indian standards, the city’s summer months are tolerable, not making the city extremely warm. Strong monsoon rains lash the city between June and September. Mumbai can be visited throughout the year, however December to January would be the best period to visit Mumbai.
Airport: Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Domestic Airport, Terminal 1, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400099.